Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Random adventure?

Would anyone be interested in reading about an adventure made entirely at the whim of the dice?

I've been writing up a lot of random tables for Signs in the Wilderness.  My usual rule is that if I can't think of three options for a concept, I probably don't have a good sense of that concept yet.  So every time I'm writing down notes for an adventure, I end up building a new random table or expanding an old one.

At this point, I've got enough tables to start rolling up a completely random bit of setting, enough to cause some conflicts, present some interesting stuff to do, and have a bit of the world to adventure in.  I know the random tables are incomplete, so trying to use them for everything would probably fall flat, but it might be an interesting experience to share.

Kick-Up at the Hazard Table, Thomas Rowlandson

So would you be interested in reading along as I try rolling up a completely random adventure/mini-campaign?


  1. I certainly would. You may have noticed I like using other people's random tables.

    I'd love to see you put something together an example of what could happen if someone used all your tools and put the results together. If there's anything the adventure needs that your tables didn't generate, you'll realize it, and be able to refine your procedure.

    (Also, at that point, once you have a procedure and all the tables, you could easily have a zine.)

    1. Here you go: https://signsinthewilderness.blogspot.com/2018/11/behind-scenes-generating-completely.html

      It's pretty rough, but I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

    1. Just one time so far: https://signsinthewilderness.blogspot.com/2018/11/behind-scenes-generating-completely.html